Knock-on seals win for City
SATURDAY saw the under-19 Yamba Buccaneers play Lismore City.
Many Yamba players were in unfamiliar positions while Lismore fielded just 13 players.
Despite the wet conditions both teams handled the ball well and had their chances to score, only for the score to be locked at 0-0 at the break.
The second half saw both teams continue where they left off.
It took Lismore’s inside centre to step three Yamba defenders to score and convert for a 7–0 lead.
This then sparked Yamba into gear. A lineout 10 metres from the Lismore line saw Nathan Rheinberger and the Yamba forwards pull off a well-rehearsed move that saw Trent Carr score out wide.
With strong runs from Carr, Jai O’Neill, Jarrod Wilson and James Gill stealing any loose ball he could get his hands on, and, in the backs, Tim Horan injecting himself into the back line, Yamba found themselves 15 metres out with a penalty and 10 minutes to go.
The young Buccs had one final chance with a Lismore lineout 15 metres out, but a heartbreaking knock-on over the line drew the final whistle.
Players’ player went to Nathan O’Neill.